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The Breaking Bad Writers' Room

Brett Martin
Brett Martin

Read what it's like to be inside the Breaking Bad writers' room. We also see some of the story lines that were discarded along the way.
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24 Surprising Facts About Cheers You May Not Know. Imagine a hotel in Barstow run by a retired football player, which is what it could have been.
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In Defense of Trashy Novels. Reading should be a pleasurable experience, after all.
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Mountain people of the Bolivian Andes ate freeze-dried food long before it became a mass-produced preservation technique. In fact, they've been using the same freeze-drying methods for over 1,500 years!
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What if an EMT suffers a heart attack while administering CPR to a patient? That's exactly what happened to Joseph Hardman of Detroit while rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital.
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Olympic sprinter Carlin Isles is now a rugby player. The way he burns up the field will make rugby recruiters look for more track runners.
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What happens when you win The Price Is Right? A woman who won a Showcase Showdown tells how she collected her prizes—and what she did with them.
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The Internet’s 9 Most Hated Companies. The list contains horror stories that shouldn't happen to anyone.
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The lingering, devastating impact of bullying. A new study confirms what many childhood victims already know: you don't get over it that easily.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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